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Spot the difference? People think this French Olympic cyclist looks just like Kate Middleton

Helena Horton

Published 10/08/2016 | 20:05

Kate Middleton's doppelganger is a French Olympian.
Kate Middleton's doppelganger is a French Olympian.
PONFERRADA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 27: Pauline Ferrand-Prevot of France poses with her gold medal after winning the Women's Elite Road Race on day six of the UCI Road World Championships on September 27, 2014 in Ponferrada, Spain. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Brady Ellison of the Unites States competes in the Men's Individual 1/32 Elimination Round on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Sambodromo on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio

Eagle-eyed fans watching the Olympic cycling noted one of the cyclists bore resemblance to the Duchess of Cambridge.

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During the women's road race final, spectators did a double-take: was Kate Middleton cycling in disguise as a French Olympic athlete?

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot, who came 26th in the race, shares the Royal's bone structure and face shape.

She achieved her place in the race despite competing with a pinched nerve in her hip, which she said Botox injections help - but still don't completely alleviate the pain.

PONFERRADA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 27: Pauline Ferrand-Prevot of France poses with her gold medal after winning the Women's Elite Road Race on day six of the UCI Road World Championships on September 27, 2014 in Ponferrada, Spain. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
PONFERRADA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 27: Pauline Ferrand-Prevot of France poses with her gold medal after winning the Women's Elite Road Race on day six of the UCI Road World Championships on September 27, 2014 in Ponferrada, Spain. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

The 24-year-old is a decade younger than the Duchess, 34, but their looks are uncanny.

Ms Ferrand-Prevot isn't just a Royal look-a-like: she is the first-ever cyclist to hold the world road title, world cyclo-cross title and world mountain bike title all at the same time.

Perhaps if the cyclist dyed her hair a few shades lighter, she would look indistinguishable from Kate Middleton.

Most strikingly, the two share the same iconic dimples.

Another Olympic look-a-like is Brady Ellison, who some say is the spitting image of Leonardo DiCaprio.

He was the centre of attention at the Olympic Archery in Rio - but it wasn't for his silver medal.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Brady Ellison of the Unites States competes in the Men's Individual 1/32 Elimination Round on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Sambodromo on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Brady Ellison of the Unites States competes in the Men's Individual 1/32 Elimination Round on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Sambodromo on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

People wondered if Leonardo DiCaprio had a secret skill and was taking part in the Olympics, Mr Ellison is his doppelganger.

The US archer, 27, has three archery World Cup titles and was competing alongside his team mates Zach Garrett and Jacob Linde-Kaminski in his third Olympic Games.

Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio
Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio

He became an internet sensation as the striking likeness was pointed out.

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